Tag: "regression" at medical news
Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning
...rity of coronary artery disease, for following its regression
or progression, and for identifying mild early non-obstructive coronary atherosclerosis as the basis for intense, lifelong pharmacologic and lifestyle management, the publication states. PET-CT is a valuable tool in the detection and management of ...
Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined
...ive. In the study, the authors found evidence of regression
on two safety measures: wearing light-coloured clothing and using tick repellant. However, they found no evidence of disinhibition, which led Brewer to conclude that fears of disinhibition related to the HPV vaccine could be overblown as well. What...
Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ed to alcohol (0-3 units per week), using logistic regression
models with adjustments made for possible confounders. The study found that three units of alcohol a week exhibited protective effects and ten units a week were more protective still. An alcohol consumption of three units per week or more was found...
America’s Arthritis Patients Take Sizeable Chunks Of Healthcare Econom
...espondents as against arthritis status. They used regression
techniques to assess the medical care expenditures attributable to arthritis and related rheumatic diseases, plus individual loss of income. According to the researchers, this is not the end of the story. The number of persons with arthritis and o...
‘For-profit Dialysis Centers’ in the Spotlight Over Anti-anemia Drug Overdoe
... and December 2004 was analyzed using statistical regression
models to understand the average epoetin dose and dose adjustments executed by the profit centers. The findings revealed that dosing of the drug epoetin fluctuated according to the status of the dialysis centers, whether they were profit or non-profi...
Study Attributes Elevated Liver Enzymes in HIV/hepatitis to Coinfection Rather Than Antiretrovirals
... ALT, and demographics were analysed using Poisson regression
with generalized estimating equation correction to identify the most important predictors for the development of LEE. Demographics included age, body mass index, African origin, and risk factors for HIV infection. The analysis included 5,272 patien...
A Novel Treatment for KSHV-infected Lymphomas
... the PEL. Nutlin-3a treatment resulted in a marked regression
of all tumors in the treated animals in two weeks. These results demonstrate that p53 reactivation via Nutlin-3a is an efficient treatment for KSHV-lymphomas in mice and suggest a novel therapeutic strategy for treatment of these fatal virus-induced ...
Diesel Exposure Model Reduces Allergy Risk Assessment Errors
...nts, and he advocates using the so-called land-use regression
model. "Unlike proximity models," says Ryan, "land use regression
lets us consider more complex exposure factors—like elevation and the type or number of passing vehi...
Extent of Brain Involvement at Diagnosis May Predict Brain Atrophy
...tage of brain volume change per year and yielded a regression
model that explained 31.2 percent of the variance in percentage of brain volume change per year.” In other words, “patients who have acquired more brain tissue loss and more T2 lesions are prone to have a higher rate of subsequent brain atrophy,” t...
New Protein Inhibitor Halts Growth Of Cancerous Cells
...in mice, resulting in the death of tumor cells and regression
of large tumors. The authors report that BI 2536 has now been brought into use in clinical studies of patients with locally advanced or metastatic cancers in order to address the therapeutic potential of the compound. In the companion paper, Len...
New Antibody for EGFR Causes Lung Cancer Regression
...mouse antibody that binds EGFR (mAb806) causes the regression
of lung tumors in both models of lung cancer. B...t of patients with lung cancer, only induced tumor regression
in mice with lung tumors driven by expression of EGFR with a mutation in the intracellular part of t...
Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified
...ion of LXRs using synthetic molecules also induced regression
of atherosclerosis, the clogging, narrowing, and hardening of the body's large arteries and blood vessels that can lead to stroke, heart attack, and eye and kidney problems. Elevated levels of pathogenic cholesterols, also known to bind LXR, are a pr...
Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment
...owth was completely inhibited and near total tumor regression
occurred in those animals with smaller tumors (0.6 to 0.7 cm in diameter). Further, the treated mice showed no signs of kidney or other organ damage and none died during the 30-day study. Conversely, tumors continued to aggressively grow in the untre...
Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein
..., he says. The work shows the intraceptor prompts regression
of blood vessels by inducing programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in the vascular endothelial cells that line the vessels. 'The biology of all this is showing this molecule interrupts the proper folding of proteins involved in existing blood vessel...
Diptheria Toxin And Interleukin2 Help Killing Melanoma Tumour Cells
...ents with stage IV disease experienced significant regression
or stabilisation of both tumours and metastases. T...atients on the higher dose experienced significant regression
of several metastatic tumours after four cycles, including subcutaneous tumours and metastases in th...
A Promising New Vaccination Strategy for Late-Stage Melanoma
...ith melanoma showed a complete response with total regression
of lesions and remains disease-free 32 months out; another melanoma patient continues to show disease stabilization 31 months out; and several others showed disease stability with delayed progression. The only side-effect observed in the study was te...
Prevalence of Self-reported Snoring, Sleep-disordered Breathing in Military
...rcentages, contingency table methods, and logistic regression
modeling. Univariate and multivariate analyses were also conducted. The prevalence of obstructive sleep disorders was calculated by the criteria established by the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. The survey found that three percent...
For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
...udy is the first to demonstrate that prevention or regression
of LVH reduces risk of AF -- and that this relatio...gs suggest that blood-pressure therapy targeted at regression
or prevention of LVH may reverse what has been an increasing incidence of atrial fibrillation," cont...
Salad Contains Nutrients In Optimum Level
... nutrient levels were determined using statistical regression
models. Measurements were adjusted to account for age, exercise, anti-cholesterol medication, smoking and other variables. Source-Eurekalert RAS...
Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment
...ng the growth of tumors—moles can undergo complete regression
as directed by the immune system. There are variou...ies have demonstrated that it can result in cancer regression
in 50 percent of melanoma patients who do not respond to other treatments. Topical immunotherapy w...
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